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May 31, 2016 11:38 am
In a past blog series, I identified what I believe are 10 career success secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. With the conclusion of that series, I wanted to condense those 10 career success secrets into one concise article. Here are the 10 traits that I consider the secrets to career success. Attitude Thomas...  Read More
May 29, 2016 9:32 am
Pablo Picasso said that "Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." To create something new we typically need to let go of something old. Change can often be a painful process when a person is deeply entrenched in a daily routine or pattern of behavior. When it comes to our career, change is often avoided for just this reason. Sometimes, however, the best careers come from your...  Read More
May 27, 2016 2:57 pm
Here in the United States, this weekend starts the Memorial Day holiday. Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season, a time when many of us plan our vacations, hold weekend barbecues, and get extra use out of the backyard swimming pool. But the real purpose of Memorial Day is for us as a nation to remember the sacrifice of the men and women that gave their lives to secure the...  Read More
May 27, 2016 11:50 am
Getting our work day off to a good start – especially on a Monday – can make the rest of the day far more easy to handle. If your job comes with responsibility and stress it becomes that much more important that your days get off to a good start. Here are five quick tips for a morning career boost that just about anyone can use to get their day started in a positive direction. Remember the...  Read More
May 25, 2016 11:42 am
I recently ran across a great article on Inc.com titled " 100 Essential Questions That Will Change Your Career Path (for the Better) " listing a series of probing career assessment questions. The article provides a fantastic set of questions, and reading through the list I decided to expand on what I believe are the 12 most crucial questions from the article and how these questions can be used...  Read More
May 22, 2016 11:41 am
Reaching our goals in life takes time and energy. There is no such thing as instant – or easy – success. But on the road to success, we can find motivation and inspiration that allow us to enjoy a little success every day. Leveraging a few popular quotes on success, here are 5 ways we can all succeed today. "If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission." If you want to...  Read More
May 20, 2016 10:12 am
In life, you are either a passenger or a pilot. Choices will be made in your life, and they will either be made for you or by you. This is a really simple concept for each of us to understand, and it applies to not just life in general but to our career, as well. If your career path is littered with decisions others have made for you, or your career options are dictated by terms not under your...  Read More
May 19, 2016 4:37 pm
Way back, in 2013, I found this site and set up an account, trusting myself to be ready to hand over some pieces for review, commentary, community building. Life does these things: other efforts got in the way. I ended up posting a few items and then left it unattended. I am now getting ready to make a pretty complete transition from writing nonprofit grants, narratives, even advocacy program...  Read More
May 18, 2016 3:34 pm
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. We're discussing #10 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Audacity . Audacity, the trait of fearless daring that allows one to undertake things that involve risk, is something many of us lack. We're...  Read More
May 12, 2016 12:03 pm
I've recently returned to writing after a few years of semi-retirement as a blogger. Careers, freelancing, and small business topics have always been my passion because that's what I do for a living and I thoroughly enjoy my work. I write about these topics because I have years of experience in the subject matter and feel I can add value to the discussion. In writing, just as in your career,...  Read More
May 12, 2016 8:56 am
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. We're discussing #9 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Generosity . Zig Ziglar – a well-known American author, salesman, and motivational speaker – said, “" You will get all you want in life if you help...  Read More
May 10, 2016 12:21 pm
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. We're discussing #8 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Optimism . What you think controls how you feel and act. If you are consistently a "glass half empty" type of person you will see that...  Read More
May 8, 2016 9:18 pm
One of the career concepts that I truly believe and share often is that success is in your hands. There is no luck, fate, or karma involved. You become successful because you decide to be and dedicate your time and energy to making it happen. From all of my years of career experience, I have learned that there are key ideas and actions you can take to make your career more successful. ...  Read More
May 8, 2016 1:30 pm
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. We're discussing #7 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Patience . "Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds...  Read More
May 6, 2016 11:09 am
“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” This quote from John Bingham – an American marathon runner and author – is hands down the best career advice anyone will ever give you. For many of...  Read More
May 6, 2016 10:30 am
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. We're discussing #6 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Persistence . No matter how difficult the task – no matter how much you want to give up – listen to your inner motivation and drive forward to...  Read More
May 4, 2016 12:00 pm
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. We're at #5 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Listening . Listening . It's a skill we learn as toddlers yet somehow we forget how to use as we grow older. If you think about it there is nothing you...  Read More
May 2, 2016 12:00 pm
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. We're at #4 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Confidence . "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect...  Read More
Apr. 30, 2016 12:00 pm
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. We're at #3 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Enthusiasm . An enthusiastic person believes in the work they are doing. They exude self-confidence and can overcome any roadblock that comes their way. ...  Read More
Apr. 28, 2016 8:23 am
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. Today we focus on #2 in our list of 10 Career Success Secrets: Character . Character is a trait many of us claims to possess but few demonstrate. But when it is demonstrated who you are as a person is...  Read More
Apr. 26, 2016 11:01 pm
In this blog series, I identify what I believe are 10 Career Success Secrets – traits that each of us must possess and exhibit on a daily basis to be successful in our chosen career path. To begin, we focus on #1 of our 10 Career Success Secrets: Attitude . Thomas Jefferson clearly understood the importance of having the right attitude in life when he said, "Nothing can stop the man with...  Read More
Apr. 22, 2016 11:54 am
When we hear the term "career path" we tend to think of advancement in our current jobs or moving to a different role within the company. For many of us, we rarely think of our career path as one that leads us to self-employment or owning our own business. But it is this type of career path that may offer you the most secure and rewarding future given the right planning and preparation. In...  Read More
Oct. 30, 2015 2:29 pm
Simply defined, merchandising is a process that presents products for sale in a retail environment. It is used to influence the buyer’s behavior and help take the guesswork out of shopping. The shopping experience should be one that is inviting, enjoyable, and stress-free. Shoppers should be able to find what they need easily and in a timely fashion. Retailers rely on merchandising to deliver...  Read More
Feb. 9, 2015 2:41 pm
An independent book is: The work of its author, not its editor. Free from meddlesome commercial publishers. Free from interference by editorial boards. Free from gatekeeper proposal and manuscript reviewer brute censorship. Independent of agents. Priced by its author. As long as its author deems fit. Safe from the remainder bin and discount hell. A threat to...  Read More
Aug. 8, 2012 10:50 pm
Facebook has come out with yet another API and we're (yet again) the better for it. The newest API is called the Payments Reporting API and it's available immediately. What it does is let you access daily transactional data which is a great improvement over the old way of receiving the data via e-mail not the best way of getting important information. This is why Facebook says this way is...  Read More
Jun. 12, 2012 10:25 am
At noon London time on June 13, 2012, ICANN , the organization that oversees, among other things, the whole domain name system, will reveal the list of who is going after the new domain extensions and what those extensions are. This may sound boring and unimportant but it's part of a big, 6-year plan that should radically reshape the Internet . The who is not as important to the average person...  Read More
Jun. 8, 2012 12:02 am
Facebook has announced that they've gotten rid of their old FBML pages so if you have any of those pages on Facebook then you're in for a big surprise next time you go look at your page. Of course, like with the Facebook Timelines and so many other things, the scammers and less than ethical people have already started to scare people so they can sell them new products that usually don't really...  Read More
May 28, 2012 4:13 pm
I got this e-mail from Paul yesterday, and while it's a reasonable request on the surface of it, I thought my response would be valuable for you to read if you struggle with the same problem or help you get some understanding if you have the same complaint. Here is the e-mail: " Today is Sunday, my day, a day that I hate getting business emails. You have the whole week to send me your stuff but...  Read More
May 21, 2012 12:56 am
This blog post has been moved to Street Guide to Copywriting .  Read More
May 17, 2012 11:20 pm
Marketing is really nothing more than communicating the value of you, your products and services, and your company to your prospects in the most effective (and efficient) way you can so that they will take the action you want them to take. Usually there is a series, maybe a long series, of actions you need your prospect to take to get to how you are defining "success". Each of those actions...  Read More
 
 
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